Artist in Hotel
Park Hotel Tokyo plans to add nine Artist Rooms per year by 2016 to create an entire Artist Floor, totaling 31 rooms, as part of its Artist in Hotel project, an adaptation of the well-known "Artist-In-Residence" program in a hotel setting.
In the project, the hotel transforms standard guest rooms into Artist Rooms encapsulating their creators' passions and views of the world, with the artists painting on walls and decorating the rooms with their original paintings or art objects based on the inspiration they obtained while staying at the hotel.
Through this project the hotel endeavors to reach out to foreign guests who are interested in Japanese aesthetics and arts in order to help enhance their cultural experiences during their stay in Japan. It offers visitors an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy art from the comfort of their hotel room.
He painted this thinking of the tranquil green of summer. The idea was that people who lead a busy city life can relax in this room.
The public bathhouse, or sento, is an icon of Japanese culture. Everybody knows that the walls of a Japanese bathhouse have a scenic picture painted on them. Now, the artist Keiko Migita has painted the walls of a hotel room like the walls of a bathhouse.
Festival: Nanami Ishihara paints lively Japanese festivals. At the festival, there are girls clad in “yukata”,and animals come along too.
Yokai: The artist Nobuo Magome chose a "room where you can see the sky the best when you are lying in bed". He's drawn a host of supernatural creatures all over the room, from the ceiling to the walls.
One hundred poems: The author Masako Inkyo, who's based in New York, chose the theme of "One hundred poems". One hundred wishes from ancient times come to life in beautiful "hiragana".
Zodiac: The artist Ryosuke Yasumoto drew animals covering the whole room which look like they're about to come to life. During your stay, you'll have fun looking for animals hiding behind the curtain or in the closet.
Dragon: The 4th room, with the theme of "Dragon", was created by the artist Kiyoko Abe. Looking out over Tokyo Tower from the huge window, the Dragon floats in. Taking the walls of the room as if they were a horizontal sheet of paper, she painted the story of the natural world.
Washi: This room features Washi, traditional Japanese paper, as its theme. The Japanese paper artist, Naoki Takenouchi, carves the wooden blocks used for the printing by hand and produced 108 demi-gods which are found in the room in this manner.
Zen: Produced by calligrapher Seihaku Akiba under the concept of Japanese Zen. The room invites those staying to find tranquility in an urban setting.
Sumo: The first AIH room to be created, the room is dedicated to the Japanese national sport of Sumo. Artist Hiroyuki Kimura is an avid fan and visits various sumo stables each day to capture the sumo wrestlers training.
Please note that when reserving, specific rooms may be requested but are subject to availability.
[Cooperation]Hagurodo (http://www.hagurodo.jp), Shinobazu gallery (http://shinobazu.com) [Produced by] creative unit moon (http://www.moooon.jp)